SIROCOM OFFERS WORLD’S MOST EXTENSIVE REMOTE WORKING SERVICE
30 June 2006, Weybridge, Surrey - Sirocom, the UK’s fastest growing VNO, announces today that users subscribed to its remote connectivity service, Siroconnect, will benefit from a further 8,000 Wi-Fi hotspots across Europe, following a distribution agreement between iPass and T-Mobile International. The extended coverage will increase Siroconnect exposure at key business locations including; London Heathrow and Gatwick airports, Starbucks coffeehouses, Best Western and Ramada Hotels. The service is now available for Siroconnect customers, following a period of rigorous testing for availability, quality and security.
Simon Rogan, CEO of Sirocom, comments; “Increasingly complex and dynamic business environments demand data visibility, and whilst partnerships between operators deliver the all essential access point, it is critical that the connection is facilitated and managed in a fast, secure and simple manner.
As part of our VNO proposition, collaborating with technology companies such as iPass to deliver a better service is critical - it means our customers are already benefiting from the world’s most extensive and secure managed Wi-Fi network. It also ensures ongoing service upgrades – such as an additional 8,000 access points across Europe – allowing over 100,000 Siroconnect users easy access to decision-making tools on the move, and greater flexibility and agility across their business.”
The expanded European Wi-Fi coverage includes T-Mobile and T-Com HotSpot locations across the continent, including:
· Major airports including London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Frankfurt, Cologne and Prague
· 3,500 hotels (Accor, Best Western, Ramada and Maritim)
· Over 400 Starbucks coffeehouses in the UK and Germany
· Major railway stations and on-board Wi-Fi on select Southern Railways trains in the UK
· Motorway service areas and petrol stations (BP in the Netherlands, Texaco in the UK and over 200 service stations in Germany)
· Retail locations such as Borders Bookstores (UK) and McDonalds restaurants in the Netherlands
As part of the integration process, T-Mobile's and T-Com's Wi-Fi hotspots have been put through the iPass Enterprise Ready certification program to ensure they are ready for use by Siroconnect customers. The venues were tested to ensure network quality and service availability standards as well as interoperability with policy and security tools, such as virtual private networks, personal firewalls and anti-virus software.
Featuring over 108,000 global access points, the Siroconnect service provides simple, secure and confident access to a device and carrier agnostic facility, incorporating home broadband, Wi-Fi and 3G as well as dial-up.
About iPass Inc.
iPass Inc. (NASDAQ: IPAS) delivers simple and manageable enterprise mobility services that help maximize the productivity of workers as they move between office, home and remote locations. iPass connectivity services utilize the iPass global virtual network, a unified network of hundreds of dial-up, wireless and broadband providers in over 160 countries. iPass services are the choice of hundreds of Global 2000 corporations including General Motors, Hershey Foods and Reuters. For more information, please visit www.ipass.com.
Sirocom is the converged Virtual Network Operator (VNO) with the mission of challenging and changing the way organisations acquire their communication services. Sirocom build and manage national and international converged Voice and Data VPNs and remote workforce solutions for a wide range of enterprises.
As a VNO, freedom and flexibility distinguish us from our competitors: the flexibility to change and adapt, the freedom of choice. It is these attributes that have convinced over 500 national, international and public sector organisations including JD Sports, HSBC, BSkyB, Reed, Abbey and Cadbury Schweppes to entrust their managed VPNs and remote access services to Sirocom.
Inclusion in the 2005 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Pan-European Network Service Providers stands as testimony to Sirocom’s specialist expertise, vision and ability to execute. While an array of awards including the Sunday Times Tech Track 100, the Deloitte Indy 100 and the Deloitte & Touche Fast 50, illustrate a wider appreciation of our service ethic and fast growth.
For further information contact:
Jennifer Manning/Charlotte Sandy
Tel: +44 (0) 1291 626200
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